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Vampires and Humor Abstract due October 15th, 2013

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Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 5:27pm
McFarland Publishing

Call for Papers: Vampires and Humor (or Humor in Vampire Literature, Movies, and Music)

Abstracts due: October 15th to Gilpin_vicky@hotmail.com

The work features a collection of previously-unpublished essays about vampires in humor and/or humor in subcategories of vampire works.

Teaching the Digital North American Slave Narrative: A Roundtable

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Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 3:11pm
C19, Chapel Hill, March 13-16, 2014

Applicants to this roundtable session should submit an assignment or syllabus (new or previously used) that asks students to engage with one or more of the slave narratives hosted online at Documenting the American South. To begin the roundtable, copies of each syllabus or assignment will be distributed to the audience, and each participant will offer a brief statement providing broader context for the class or activity. Once each participant has introduced his or her contribution, the group will discuss the advantages and challenges of employing electronic texts to study representations of slavery. How can instructors lead students to engage more meaningfully with slave narratives?

CFP: Five Years Beyond Douglass: Expanding the Conversation

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Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 3:10pm
C19, March 13-16, 2014

This panel invites participants to put in practice the call of Michael Drexler and Ed White and avoid "streamlined, artificially constructed canons" of African-American literature by engaging one or more of the little-known slave narratives archived online at Documenting the American South. How might the accounts of Lewis Clarke and "'Griswold,' the African Youth"—published, like Frederick Douglass's more famous Narrative, in 1845—complicate our understanding of slavery's meanings and narrative conventions before Douglass?

UPDATE Global Shaw- 250 word abstracts due 9/30/13

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Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 2:51pm
Ellen Dolgin/NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) Apr 3-6, 2014: Harrisburg

Global Shaw

This roundtable celebrates the diversity of Bernard Shaw's plays. Through his iconoclastic stances on issues like war, gender and class inequality, and income distribution, Shaw and his works have garnered international attention for over a century. His talky but humorous dialogue inverts social mores to focus on human rights that transcend borders. Participants can consider particular plays, Shavian characters, or suggest why Shaw is a global figure whose works engender fresh interpretations. 250 word abstracts by 9/30/13 to: ellen.dolgin@dc.edu

UPDATE Staging the New Woman: Bernard Shaw, Suffrage, and Theatre as Activism

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Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 2:47pm
Ellen Dolgin/NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)

Sarah Grand's essays on the woman question published in the North American Review in 1894 coined the phrase 'new woman': Shaw created a series of characters and 'unwomanly' women. Actress/activists like Elizabeth Robins and Cicely Hamilton worked with Shaw and wrote their own feminist plays. This panel will examine the audience impact of these plays. 250 word abstracts to:
Ellen Dolgin by 9/30/13.
NeMLA will be in Harrisburg, Apr 3-6, 2014.

Wish You Were Here: Positions, Interactions, and Environments

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Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 12:27pm
University of Florida English Graduate Organization

Wish You Were Here: Positions, Interactions, and Environments
24-26 October 2013
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Keynote speaker: Mathias Nilges (St. Francis Xavier University)

The English Graduate Organization at the University of Florida is now accepting submissions for its 13th annual conference, Wish You Were Here: Positions, Interactions, and Environments. The conference will be held October 24-26, 2013.

Warscapes, a new online magazine

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Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 12:25pm
Warscapes - a magazine of literature, art and politics.

Warscapes is an independent online magazine that provides a lens into current conflicts across the world. Warscapes publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, interviews, book and film reviews, photo-essays and retrospectives of war literature from the past fifty years. Apart from showcasing great writing from war-torn areas, the magazine is a tool for understanding complex political crises in various regions and serves as an alternative to compromised representations of those issues. www.warscapes.com
We are actively calling for submissions for book reviewers. Film, performance and art-exhibit reviewers are also welcome.

Cross-cultural Studies Call for Paper Submissions to Volume 1, No. 9, deadline 15 Sept. 2013

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Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 12:16pm
Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan

Cross-cultural Studies is an international peer-reviewed journal published by Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan. It is published biannually a year and covers Chinese and English publications. The journal has been devoted to offering inter-disciplinary perspective on cultural/cross-cultural issues and engaging in academic discussions since 2008.

CFP: Attachments: Queer Investments in Capital and Globalizations - March 6-8, 2014

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Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 11:59am
University of Minnesota Graduate Interdisciplinary Group in Sexuality Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS:
Attachments: Queer Investments in Capital and Globalizations

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
March 6-8, 2014
Organized by the Graduate Interdisciplinary Group in Sexuality Studies
Sponsored by the Steven J. Schochet Endowment for GLBT Studies

With keynote speaker, Robert McRuer, Professor of English, George Washington University. Professor McRuer will be presenting on his latest book project on "cripping global austerity politics." McRuer is the author of Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability and co-editor of Sex and Disability.

Deferral, Discipline, Knowledge

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Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 11:45am
Generative Anthropology Society & Conference

Deferral, Discipline, Knowledge

Call for Papers for GASC VIII: University of Victoria, June 19-22, 2014

Plenary Speaker(s): Professor Eric Gans, UCLA; TBA

NEMLA 2014: Empire and Manliness in Nineteenth Century British Literature and Culture (Sept. 30th)

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Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 9:48am
Adam Kozaczka (Syracuse University)

This panel will explore representations of masculinity in the context of the long nineteenth century's (1789-1914) Empire-informed conceptions of national and gendered identity.

What were the politics behind representing the British soldier in the literature and/or visual arts of the long nineteenth century? Did these politics change if the soldier happened to be Scottish, Welsh, Irish, or native to the overseas colonies? What about masculinities that, though not belonging to soldiers, were highly informed by the martial aesthetics of Imperial manliness?

Colours of Memory: A Conference on the Writing of Geoff Dyer, 11th July 2014.

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Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 8:14am
Birkbeck, University of London

Papers are invited for the first academic conference dedicated to the writing of Geoff Dyer—novelist, essayist, critic, travel writer and omnivorous public intellectual. Winner of many prestigious awards (including the 1992 Somerset Maugham Prize, the 2009 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Best Comic Novel and the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism) he is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.